The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

拒删论坛“政治类有害信息”被捕 许华案庭审突取消 (Arrested for refusing to remove “harmful political information” from forum, hearing on Xu Hua’s case is suddenly cancelled)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2018

最高法微信公号评顾雏军再审案:让公众认识到庭审不是走过场 (Supreme People’s Court comments on Chujun Gu case via Wechat account: Must focus on transparency and legitimacy of trial process)
The Paper, June 14, 2018

“战狼式强拆”有望根本解决,多个战区推进涉军维权协作 (Numerous military units collaborate to provide comprehensive legal services and streamlined procedures on rights-related complaints for military personnel)
The Paper, June 14, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Internal memo reveals tighter regulations on Chinese films and television dramas
Sup China, June 12, 2018

北京独立书店被要求下架一系列境内出版物 (Beijing independent book store ordered to take series of domestic publications off shelves)
Voice of America, June 14, 2018

China is spending billions on its foreign-language media
The Economist, June 14, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese truck drivers, activists warn of more protests over fuel, fines and cutthroat rates
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2018

China's transgenders “step forward” from the shadows
AFP, June 14, 2018

中国再传退伍军人维权集结号 (Veterans assemble to call for rights defense in China again)
Voice of America, June 14, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

涉買賣官職 紅二代官員落馬 (2nd generation red officer steps down on suspicion of buying and selling official positions)
Mingpao, June 13, 2018

西安市纪委监委介入调查“慈善资助副局长儿赴美留学” (Xi'an Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection involved in investigating "use of charity funds to support U.S. study abroad for deputy secretary’s son")
Beijing News, June 13, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

大陸「監控股」獲海外基金追捧 西方資金變相支持新疆監控 (China’s “monitoring" stock is chased by foreign funds, Western money is thereby indirectly supporting monitoring of Xinjiang)
The Stand News, June 14, 2018大陸-監控股-獲海外基金追捧-西方資金變相支持新疆監控/

监控国民大跃进 新车将强制安装识别芯片 (A great leap forward for citizen monitoring: new vehicles required to install ID chips)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

立法會三讀通過高鐵一地兩檢條例草案 (After 3rd reading, LegCo passes XRL co-location draft)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 14, 2018

一地兩檢最後審議 梁君彥拒5名昨被逐議員開會 (Andrew Leung prevents 5 LegCo members, who were removed from chamber yesterday, from participating in final review of XRL co-location case)
The Stand News, June 14, 2018一地兩檢最後審議-梁君彥拒5名昨被逐議員開會/

立會審議一地兩檢條例草案 民主派全數修正案被否決 (LegCo vetoes all pan-democrat amendments during review of co-location case)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 14, 2018

Domestic helpers on the march in Hong Kong to demand better living and working conditions
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Why are Hong Kong’s "localists" on their own?
The New York Times, June 14, 2018